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Apache2 Configuration and the Location of WebAccess

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By Tim Heywood

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Posted: 20 Nov 2007


A Forum reader recently asked:

I have a quick question about the Apache2 configuration and the location of /gw/webacc. I use a simple one-to-one NAT for external webaccess. When external users go to, they end up hitting the default OES2 management page (which results in a 403 error, because it's protected with .htaccess). While I could tell all my users to use instead, I'd rather keep it simple for them.

So, how can I make the default OES2 management page on http://server_ip/ listen on a different port, and make /gw/webacc the new document root on port 80?

And here's the respnse from Tim Heywood ...


Add the following line to the bottom of the httpd.conf file or the gwapache2.conf (or whichever you have used):

redirect permanent /index.html http://<dns or IP of server>/gw/webacc

If you have just upgraded to GroupWise 7, and you would like the web server to redirect requests for the old /servlet/webacc URL to be automatically redirected to /gw/webacc, then add the following after the above line:

redirect permanent /servlet/webacc http://<dns or IP of server>/gw/webacc

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